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I Know Where I'm Going! ()


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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

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Mr. Webster
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Joan Webster
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Hunter
Duncan MacKechnie ...
Capt. 'Lochinvar' (as Captain Duncan MacKechnie)
Ian Sadler ...
Iain
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Torquil MacNeil
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Ruairidh Mhór
Murdo Morrison ...
Kenny
Margot Fitzsimons ...
Bridie
C.W.R. Knight ...
Col. Barnstaple (as Captain C.W.R. Knight F.Z.S.)
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Catriona
Donald Strachan ...
Shepherd
John Rae ...
Old Shepherd
Duncan McIntyre ...
His Son
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Postmistress
Norman Shelley ...
Sir Robert Bellinger (voice)
Ivy Milton ...
Peigi
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Hooper (as Antony Eustrel)
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Cheril
Alec Faversham ...
Martin
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Mrs. Robinson
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Mr. Robinson
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Mrs. Crozier
Herbert Lomas ...
Mr. Campbell
Kitty Kirwan ...
Mrs. Campbell
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John Campbell
Graham Moffatt ...
R.A.F. Sergeant
Boyd Steven ...
Singer in the Céilidh (as Boyd Steven {Member of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir})
Maxwell Kennedy ...
Singer in the Céilidh (as Maxwell Kennedy {Member of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir})
Jean Houston ...
Singer in the Céilidh (as Jean Houston {Member of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir})
Arthur Chesney ...
Harmonica Player
Mr. Ramshaw ...
Torquil - the Eagle
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Erik ...
Spaniel (uncredited)
Neil MacKechnie ...
Driver of Bus to Tobermory (uncredited)
Malcolm MacKellaig ...
David MacBrayn's Agent at Oban / Dancer at the Ceilidh (uncredited)
Spangle ...
Spaniel (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger

Written by

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Michael Powell ... (written by) and
Emeric Pressburger ... (written by)

Produced by

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George R. Busby ... assistant producer (as George Busby)
Michael Powell ... producer
Emeric Pressburger ... producer

Music by

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Allan Gray

Cinematography by

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Erwin Hillier ... (photographed by) (as Erwin Hiller)

Film Editing by

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John Seabourne Sr. ... (as John Seabourne)

Editorial Department

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Sidney Hayers ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Jim Pople ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Pat MacDonnell ... (uncredited)
Adele Raymond ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Alfred Junge

Art Direction by

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Alfred Junge ... (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Tunstall ... assistant director
Bill Herlihy ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Parry Jones Jr. ... third assistant director (uncredited)

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Harold Hurdell ... draughtsman (uncredited)
William Kellner ... draughtsman (uncredited)
David Rawnsley ... tank constructor (uncredited)
Ward Richards ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Alfred Roberts ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Elliot Scott ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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C.C. Stevens ... recorded by
T. Bagley ... sound (uncredited)
Peter Davies ... dubbing sound camera (uncredited)
Roy Day ... sound maintenance: exteriors (uncredited)
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound (uncredited)
Fred Ryan ... assistant boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Henry Harris ... special effects
George Blackwell ... additional special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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W. Percy Day ... matte painter (uncredited)
Charles Staffell ... back projection (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Cecil Cooney ... camera operator
Eric Besche ... focus puller (uncredited)
Jim Body ... focus puller (uncredited)
Harold Case ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Fred Daniels ... still photographer: portraits (uncredited)
Max Rosher ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Walter Goehr ... conductor
Robert Farnon ... music arranger: choral music (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Paddy Arnold ... continuity (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ian Mackenzie ... transportation: diesel motorboat (uncredited)

Other crew

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Michael Powell ... presenter
Emeric Pressburger ... presenter
Hugh S. Roberton ... principal: The Glasgow Orpheus Choir (as Sir Hugh Roberton)
C.W.R. Knight ... falconry advisor (uncredited)
Vivienne Knight ... publicist (uncredited)
Bill Paton ... assistant: Mr Powell (uncredited)
Jimmy Robb ... catering services: rabbits for the eagle (uncredited)

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John Laurie ... we gratefully acknowledge our debt to, in the Céilidh Sequences
Malcolm MacKellaig ... we gratefully acknowledge our debt to, as Gaelic Adviser
Ian Mackenzie ... we gratefully acknowledge our debt to (as Ian McKenzie of Iona)
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Plot Summary

Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will marry the wealthy middle-aged industrial Robert Bellinger in Kiloran island, in the Hebrides Islands, Scotland. She travels from Manchester to the island of Mull, where she stays trapped due to the windy weather. Whilst on the island, she meets Torquil McNeil and as the days go by they fall in love with each other. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • IKWIG (World-wide, English title)
  • Je sais où je vais (France)
  • Ich weiß wohin ich gehe (Germany)
  • Sé a dónde voy (Spain)
  • うずまき(1945) (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget GBP200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In 1947 Emeric Pressburger met the head of the script department at Paramount, who told him that the studio used this film as an example of the perfect screenplay, and was shown to writers stuck for inspiration or who needed a lesson in screenwriting. See more »
Goofs In the opening credits, as the factory gate swings shut the top bar on it is partially obscured by the hanging miniature that adds another floor to the factory - which is really the front offices of Denham Studios. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Pretty British Affair (1981). See more »
Soundtracks I Know Where I'm Going See more »
Crazy Credits Closing credits: We gratefully acknowledge our debt to Ian McKenzie of Iona Malcolm MacKellaig as Gaelic Adviser John Laurie in the Céilidh Sequences Many friends on Colonsay and on the Island of Mull, and to true Scotsmen everywhere. See more »
Quotes Catriona Potts: You'll stay here tonight of course.
Joan Webster: Well I don't want to be any trouble.
Catriona Potts: Oh it's no trouble at all. Besides I haven't heard any intelligent female nonsense for months.
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